PREVIEW: Crusaders play at University of the Ozarks (11/20/18)

PREVIEW: Crusaders play at University of the Ozarks (11/20/18)


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The University of Dallas men's basketball team continues its four-game road trip with a Tuesday night matchup at University of the Ozarks. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

The Crusaders (0-1) are looking to respond from an 81-67 setback at Hendrix College last week. Dallas was limited to 25.9 percent field goal shooting in the first half, but did make 14-of-25 in the second half for a 56 percent clip. The Crusaders narrowed the gap to 11 with a little under five minutes in the game, but could not overcome a 28-point gap.


- Joshua Nunn (St. Louis, Mo.) debuted the season with 19 points and shot 12-15 from the free throw line.

- Dustin Mathis (Fort Worth, Texas) added a personal-best 11 points in his first career start. Cameran Hyde (Missouri City, Texas) also notched 11 points in collegiate debut.

- John Russell (Bossier City, La.) is only returner that started every game last season and has now started in 27 straight. He netted six points and rebounds at Hendrix.


- UD Season Stats

- Ozarks Season Stats

- These teams met a year ago in the Maher Center, with UD winning 81-67.

- Wambsganss scored 13 points and added five boards.

- Returners that appeared in that contest: Russell, Nunn, Wambsganss, Mathis, Isaiah Hayes (Arlington, Texas), Scott Bolen (Houston, Texas), and Ben Norton (Louisville, Ky.)

- Dallas is 7-9 in the overall series


- Ozarks (0-1) dropped its only countable contest this season on November 9 at Rhodes College in overtime, 95-90.

- Tuesday's matchup will be the Eagles' home opener. A year ago, Ozarks went 3-22 and 1-8 at home.

- Cordy Winston led the Eagles with 16 points. Ethan Bowman and Bryson Johnson contributed 13 points apiece. Darnel Renelique neared a double-double off the bench with 10 points and nine rebounds.

- Six different players had double-digits in points.


Dallas wraps up the early road trip with two games in Jackson, Mississippi, hosted at the Millsaps College Thanksgiving Tournament. On Nov. 24, the Crusaders play Mississippi University for Women at 1 p.m., and then take on the hosts Millsaps at 5 p.m. on Nov. 25.